# 18.8: The Calculation Group

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The first icon, Calculation Options contains a drop-down menu that allows the user to quickly change the calculation setting in the active workbook between Manual, Automatic and Automatic except for Data Tables.

The Calculate Now icon (F9) allows the user to recalculate all formulas in a workbook if the calculation setting was set to manual.

Likewise, the Calculate Sheet icon- (Shift + F9). Allows the user to update all of the calculations in a worksheet if calculation settings were sent to manual.

This page titled 18.8: The Calculation Group is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Nick Heisserer (Minnesota State Opendora) .